Bits & Bites

Youth Sports Registration Underway at YMCA

Registration for a wide variety of youth spring sports programs offered by the YMCA of Central Kentucky is underway.
Most spring programs begin late March or early April. Practices are on week nights and games on Saturdays.
Many of the programs begin as young as pre-school ages, including soccer (ages 3-14), t-ball (4-7), gymnastics (3-10), martial arts (4-adult) and swim lessons (all ages).
Additional offerings include flag football (5-14), tennis (5-10), cheerleading (6-10), volleyball (8-13), track (8-13), fencing (5-13) and horseback riding (6-12).
Financial assistance is available through the Y’s Open Doors program.
Info: or Beaumont Centre: 219-9622 / High Street: 254-9622 North Lexington: 258-9622 / Jessamine County: 885-5013 / Scott County: (502) 863-4841.

The Y is accepting applications for its Youth Advisory Board, which consists of 15 diverse high school leaders who want to make a difference in their community.
The group comes together to give input, develop solutions, create innovative programs and promote community service activities to improve youth engagement at the Y.
Students must attend six meetings per year and additional projects as created, and be involved on the board for at least two consecutive semesters.
Youth Advisory Board participants are selected for their willingness to provide vision on teen issues, communication abilities to peers and adults, and eagerness to make a difference in our community.
Applications are due by Monday, March 18 and can be found at or by contacting Erin Jones at 219-9622 or

As part of the YMCA of Central Kentucky’s ongoing commitment to encourage healthy lifestyles, the North Lexington Family YMCA is holding a 3-on-3 adult basketball tournament on Saturday, March 16.
The double-elimination tournament will consist of three divisions: competitive, recreational and women. Teams can consist of a maximum of four players.
Cost is $30 per team. Teams must register by March 8.
Info: Cody Swords at 258-9622, or Tyler Mastin at 258-9622,

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day in Lexington! The 34th Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Lexington Irish Festival will be held downtown on Saturday, March 16.
The festival begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 7 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. Irish dancers, pipers, musicians and storytellers will perform throughout the day in the CentrePointe block. The festival will also feature free family activities, and traditional Irish food and products will be available for purchase.
The festival will break for the St. Patrick’s Parade at 1 p.m. The parade will being at Midland Avenue and will continue down Main Street ending at Mill Street. For more info call 288-2925 or visit